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Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!¬† Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.¬† Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart,¬† Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?¬† How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise,¬† Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering¬† To seek for treasure in the jewelled…

LAKES INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZED A FANTABULOUS WORKSHOP

Although Lakes International School already succeeded in promoting the use of foldscope till the standard 8th but On 4TH DECEMBER,¬† 2018 I.e, on Tuesday Lakes International School,¬† Bhimtal organized a Workshop for the students of the school and also of the schools in the locality like GGIC, GIC,¬† KENDRA VIDYALAYA;etc. The program took the form…

Workshop Arranged and Demonstration done in an Exemplary way

LAKES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,¬† BHIMTAL¬† again arranged an interactive session regarding the Foldscope.¬† The Enthusiasm and excitement is ascalating among the students. Today, we had this prodigious opportunity to demonstrate the students who never ever knew the Foldscope or its usage and never had Access to it. They were¬† seen delighted,¬† Sunny, glowing and beatific.¬† Well,…

Workshop successfully conducted and the foldscope experiments were really appreciated

Workshop successfully conducted in SARASWATI PUBLIC SCHOOL,¬† BHIMTAL | INDIAN MODERN SCHOOL, MEHRAGAON, BHIMTAL | BROOKDALE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, SATTAL, BHOWALI | Workshop began with the introduction to Foldscope followed by displaying some images of the experiment clicked by our school LAKES INTERNATIONAL like Pollen grains, Algae ; etc, to awaken the excitement within the students….

A suggestion : To use dyes that rotate the plane of polarised light

It’s been quite a long while since I last posted here… A small play with polarizing filters and the fern rhizome slides provided in deluxe foldscope kits, I came up with these images :: I’d want to know which dyes were used in staining as these seem to rotate plane of polarised light. It’d be…

Aspirin Crystals Under Polarized Light

I have always been interested in polarized light and wondered if the foldscope could be made to incorporate it. Knowing nothing about optics, I was pretty sure that the viewing situation would be too compressed for this to work…but I still wanted to try. I purchased two plastic, linear polarizing sheets from Edmonds Optics.¬† I…

Foldscope for all #indiafoldscopephase1

Dr. Aruna Mohan ..SCIENCE TEACHER and Resource Persons for development of NCERT Science kits, Video Audio Guide ...learning how to use Foldscope Miss Neema Bisht JRF from ICGEB and Dr Aruna Mohan excited to see enhanced  image resolution of Foldscope after connection with smart phone Professor Dinesh Kumar, Professor RK Parashar, Professor Sunita Farakya ,...

Visit to the Nanosciences Department at IISC Bangalore

Name of College : CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Students: I and¬† II PUC   Our¬† I and II PUC students visited the Nanosciences Department at IISC Bangalore and interacted with the researchers about different types of on going projects on nano materials. They also collected biological samples from the IISC Campus for viewing…

The last two images is of a Dandelion and a Orange Double Lilly from my backyard.The first two images is from the slides I made of the petals of each while using the Foldscope.Not very clear. My goal is to compare the petals of each.

Magnesium Sulphate – Polarizing movie

For a few pennies, I was able to get some Epsom salts. I added water and let it dry on the slide and then viewed with polarizing filters. Magnesium sulfate is used medically for certain cardiac rhythm problems (Torsades des points), severe asthma, and in certain cases to protect baby when mother enters labor early….

Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) crystals.

Magnesium sulfate is used medically for certain cardiac rhythm problems (Torsades des points), severe asthma, and in certain cases to protect baby when mother enters labor early. It is also called Epsom salts and used for soaking and skin healing.

Serendipitous Dance of Polarizing Crystals – MgSO4

For a few pennies, I was able to get some Magnesium sulphate. I mixed in water and allowed it to dry on the slide. I thought it had dried, but when I looked at the clip I realized there was a drop of water (at about 7 seconds into the clip) at the top of…

Demonstration of the use of SLIDE A2 (0.5mm GRID) for measurements.

The White sun

Well, we have read that white is the actual color of sun and so today morning hours I observed it at Haldwani,  Uttrakhand. By Abhijeet Singh Dewari from Lakes International School

Bubble wrap under microscope

I saw a bubble wrap under Foldscope and found this, Dont know the exact about the structure but there seem some small air sack like structure . with

Fern spore catapult

I planted a fern in my garden a couple of months ago and ferns have been taking over! I’m not sure about the species — Ostrich fern (Matteuccia orientalis)? I remember learning about fern reproduction involving some strange alternation of generations with ‘spores’ that grow on the underside of leaves. Sure enough, there were a…

Diffraction of light by single slit

I have performed an experiment in physics lab of Kokrajhar Govt. H. S.&M. P. School on diffraction of light by single slit made of two blades. Two blades ¬†are joined length-wise using cellotap with a separation of 1 mm in between. The slit is then placed in position of slide in the Foldscope. Laser(red) is…

A simple hack for reflection/epi-illumination using the foldscope

I have been wanting to post on this for long. There is a very simple way to achieve reflection/epi-illumination microscopy in the new foldscope. For this, I use a simple LED hack that was described by Marie. See¬†https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=13486.¬† This LED unit can now be inserted from the side as seen in this video. The video…

Fun time with fibres and other things

From the clothes we wear to the paper on which we write, these things are made of fibres. Fibres of polysaccharides. Just how amazing these look under a foldscope…   Paper may look smooth and uniform as viewed from the naked eye, but microscopically a different story is seen.     Cotton fibres seen through…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Carl Zeiss!

On September 11, 2016 the town of Jena, Germany, celebrated the 200th birthday of Mr. Carl Zeiss. I am sharing here some impressions from the personal life of Mr. Carl Zeiss – one of the great pioneers of microscopy – as told through the events of his 200th birthday celebration. Carl Zeiss Jena was originally…

How aperture affects image quality

When I first heard about Foldscope from a friend in 2016 I became curious. Until my Foldscope arrived in early 2018 I started experimenting with ball lens microscopes myself. Please see a photo of some of my models. When I first used my new Foldscope, I was impressed with the good image quality. I attribute…

Capillary action occuring on paper

One thing we often do while preparing any wet mount is removing excess of mounting medium; mainly by making use of blotting paper. Wondered how blotting paper takes up the excess medium so quickly? A phenomenon called capillary action comes into play. Blotting paper consists of several hydrophilic substances and water (most common mounting media)…